Places to visit (2013)

Places to visit along the 2013 Ecotopia Biketour Route

Places suggested and/or contacted (not necessarily confirmed):

  • Bad Belzig (Brandenburg) Der Winkel – Infocafe (Antifascist work, refugee support, local political space): http://www.derwinkel.de
  • Bad Belzig (Brandenburg): Zentrum für experimentelle Gesellschaftsgestaltung (ZEGG) (Intentional Community, seminar centre, ecological and energy self-sufficiency projects, gardening)
    www.zegg.de
  • Proschim/Prožym: Climate Camp (camp, energy issues, open case brown coal mining, starting point of reclaim the power bike tour): http://www.lausitzcamp.info
  • Bautzen: Benedikt Dyrlich (Bautzen) & Jan Krasni (Beograd) (Poetry Reading, information about Sorbian Minority of Lausitz Region):
  • Schluckenauer Zipfel/Šluknovský výběžek: Extinguished villages of pre-WW2 german speaking minority (minority, expulsation, war, borderlands, multiethnical zone):
  • Decin: Eco Farm (eco farm):
  • Usti Nad Labem: eco farm/colletiv (eco farm, collective):
  • Řehlovice: Kulturní Centrum Řehlovice (Czeck-German relations, german speaking minorty, culture, international encounters, renovation work): http://www.kcrehlo.cz
  • Usti nad Labem: Roma Community (Roma, Housing, minorities):
  • (near Karlovy Vary): DVP (Countryside community project, perma culture, collective): http://dvp.s.cz
  • Praha: Garden Colony Living Project (cottages of a garden colony):
  • Praha: German Embassy (historical issue) (GDR refugees in 1989):
  • Rastenfeld (Niederösterreich): MoA! (smal inherited farm, two young persons, looking for more people to settle, gardening, some events, cultural work):
  • Allensteig (Waldviertel/Niederösterreich): Truppenübungsplatz Allensteig (Large military excercise territority with a street going through):
  • Schrems (Waldviertel, Niederösterreich): Waldviertler Schuhfabrik / GEA Akademie (last shoe production factory in austria, „structurally weak“ border region, example for local economy and re-vitalisation, social enterpreneurship, education, eco, manufacturing, money lending scandal): http://www.w4tler.at/ http://www.w4tler.at/geaneu/akademie/aktuelle-kurse
  • Wien: Bike Kitchen (bike, DIY, repair, bike culture, collective, space, self-organisation): http://bikekitchen.net
  • Wien: Food Coops (food coop, consumer cooperative, alternative economy, self-organisation): http://foodcoops.at/
  • Wien: Gaswerk Leopoldau (Post-industrial site, old gas works, abandoned, city development, open space, art, culture, experimental living, local spatial politics): http://citcollective.wordpress.com
  • Wien: Guerilla Garden Längenfeldgasse (guerilla garden, public urban green space, gardening, self-organisation, reclaim): http://ggardening.kukuma.org/
  • Marchfeld: Large agricultural area around Vienna (foreign workers’ issues, agriculture, aglomeration agriculture, plastic ocean (?), local food self-sufficiency):
  • Wien: Platzda! (open space, activism, critical collective cartography, right to the city): http://www.platzda.net
  • Border Region AT/SK (between Wien & Bratislava): Villages with new housing development boom by Slovakian commuters: Kittsee, (private housing „land grabbin“ turned the other way round, rich slovaks buy and build cheaply in Austria, EUregio, racism, post-1989, EU enlargement, spatial development)
  • Nikitsch (Burgenland, close to HU city of Sopron): Community Project (collective farm, new project, needs help building (up), political projects, seminar house, croatian minority village):
  • Deutschlandsberg (Steiermark): Wieserhoisl Farm Collective (collective, farm, farming, common economy, self-organisation): http://www.wieserhoisl.at/
  • Lobnig/Lobnik (Kärnten/Koroška): Hof Stopar (Longo Mai Farm) (collective farm, political base, border / multi-ethnical zone, transnational community network):
  • Bad Eisenkappel/Železna Kapla (Kärnten/Koroška): A-Zone (farm, culture, historical hikings): http://www.haderlap.at/
  • Bad Eisenkappel/Železna Kapla (Kärnten/Koroška): Peršmanhof Museum of Antifascism in Carinthia (Museum, antifascism, resistance, slovenian minority, partizans): http://www.persman.at/
  • Kärnten/Koroška: ‘Multi-ethnical’ area of Kärnten/Koroška ():
  • Ljubljana: Ljudmila – Open Source Tech Collective (open source, tech, collective):
  • Ljubljana: Metelkova (squatted complex, central, urban, art, music, party, social and political groups, libraries, galleries, DIY workshops, infoshop, festivals): http://www.metelkovamesto.org
  • Ljubljana: Partizan’s Path ():
  • Ljubljana: Social Centre ROG (social centre):
  • Ljubljana: Zadruga Urbana Collective Vrt (collective urban garden):
  • between LJ and MB (appr. 30Km before MB): Country Project ():
  • Ex-Yugoslav borders (quite new) ():
  • : Schengen Border ():
  • whole country: „Live“ changes from JUL on, when HR joining EU (also: changes in/with neighbours, such as BiH [e.g. Food imports]) (EU extension, borders, trade, bureaucracy, protests, symbolics):
  • Čakovec, Maribor, Murska Sobota, Varaždin : New Media Cross Boder – No Border Culture (generation of dynamic cross-border area, interaction among development actors, new media culture, transdisciplinary art, sustainable development, new forms of collaborative creation): http://noborderculture.eunoborderculture.eu, wiki
  • : Ex-Yugoslav borders (quite new) ():
  • : New EU border (July 2013!) ():
  • Zagreb: Bike Kitchen (bike, DIY, repair, bike culture, collective, space, self-organisation):
  • Zagreb: Što Čitaš Bookshop (anarchist publisher and bookshop, infoshop, venue, events, part of bigger squat komplex (?)): http://www.stocitas.org
  • Zagreb: Biciklopoporavljaona (literaly: BicycleRepairShop) (bike workshop):
  • Banja Luka: environment centre ():
  • Brčko: Firefly International (arts, culture, post-conflict reconstruction, youth):
  • Zlatna Greda / Kopački rit: Zlatna Greda Eco Centre run by Zeleni Osijek (eco tourism, photo safari): www.zlatna-greda.org
  • : Ex-Yugoslav borders (quite new) ():
  • Novi Sad: CK13 Youth Centre (social centre, no accomodation possible): http://ck13.org/
  • Beograd: Karkatag kolektiv (collective, young people, building all kinds of instalations, using bike parts wellding them, organizing exhibitions, workshops etc.): http://www.karkatag.com/index.htm
  • Beograd: KC Grad (Cultural Centre Grad, old house just next to the bike path along the Sava river, organizing music, art or cultural events, parties,exhibitions, seminars): http://www.gradbeograd.eu/
  • Beograd: Klub Gavez (club, in the quiet part far from crowded area of Ada Ciganlija, music events, parties, etc. Bike friendly place where Biketour was sleeping in 2001 and 2005): https://www.facebook.com/gavez.klub
  • Zrenjanin: Jugoremedija (workers’ self-organisation, factory, occupied factory):
  • : EU border ():
  • Timişoara: Critical Mass (critical mass):
  • Cluj: Critical Mass (critical mass):
  • Cluj: Roma Community (roma, minorities):

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